What can i say – I learnt more about the base Linux operating system reading the Gentoo wiki for about 6 hours than I have learnt using CentOS, Fedora and Ubuntu over the last two years. (probably an unfair contrast i might add)
For all those who want to ‘LEARN’ about Linux instead of just ‘USING’ Linux – and are able to read/follow simple instructions then I suggest visiting:
If you do decide to spend some time installing Gentoo, I recommend having access to another online machine whilst installing – where you can read the instructions from and also login to the #gentoo irc room. (People there are extremely knowledgeable of the Gentoo system; reasons for install failure and above all very friendly)
Don’t take my word for it – go check it out
Gentoo install iso’s available here.